Our Mission

Celebrate Bengali culture and people through storytelling, community building and discourse in order to further empower the diaspora.

Team Members
BoNY Operations Ninja

Noshin Khan

COO, Chief of Staff

Noshin Khan oversees operations at BoNY. As Chief of Staff, she helps coordinate and motivate all of BoNY's team members to produce the amazing content that it does. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Princeton University with a minor in Neuroscience. Noshin now attends Harvard University for her Master's degree in Architecture. She strongly believes that the art of storytelling can inspire and energize others in the Bengali-American community. Noshin hopes to empower women through her own work in male-dominated fields. On her free time, Noshin likes to sing, play guitar, watch rom coms, and try new food joints in the best city in the world.

Diba Choudhury

International Ambassador - UK

Diba Choudhury is our UK ambassador for BoNY, expanding our reach beyond New York and introducing Bengali talent from across the Atlantic. The British-Bengali culture adds to the diversity that is displayed and represented on the BoNY platform. She also works with event co-ordination in NY and hoping to recreate the same in the UK.

Kazi Nur


Kazi Nur joined BoNY in 2021, motivated to highlight the success and struggle of Bengali communities worldwide. She has been involved with creating social media posts showcasing stories from the liberation war in honor of the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh's independence, bringing attention to Bengalis in the news, and developing a BoNY scholarship for Bengali students in the city. Kazi received her Bachelor's in Anthropology with a double minor in Chemistry and Public Health from New York University. As a prospective medical expert with a strong enthusiasm for public health, she aims to reduce health disparities, improve healthcare outcomes and advocate for underrepresented communities, especially the Bengali communities. In her free time, she enjoys binge-watching Korean dramas, Bangla natoks, Sci-fi movies, documentaries, and exploring hidden gems in the city!

Anika Hossain

Editor in Chief

Anika is a writer, editor and communications specialist. She oversees the editorial strategy of BoNY. As an advocate for social impact, Anika has contributed to nonprofits, government agencies and cultural institutions including TED Talks, Jazz at Lincoln Center, NYC Department of Health and Intrepid Museum. She received her Bachelor's degree in Marketing from Baruch College with a minor in Communications. Anika is passionate about the arts and occasionally dabbles in poetry, spoken word and singing.

Jay Bhuiyan

Social Media - Tik Tok Lead

Jumman Bhuiyan, better known as Jay Bhuiyan, started off his work by doing comedy bits on social media. Jay is BoNY’s lead content creator on TikTok. He believes that bringing in everyone together for the community will have a big positive impact. He currently attends University in New York Institution of Technology, majoring in Computer Science. His dream is to become a Software Engineer. For hobbies, Jay likes to play the piano, eat food, and network with people. He also is the founder of a Discord community called Bangla Bari, his goal for that community was to connect every bengali from everywhere around the world.

Sadia Noor Joya

Writer / Translator

Sadia came to the United States in 2019 and since then she has been in a quest of ways to be a part of the Bengali community present here. Her home district is Bikrampur; however, she was raised in Narayanganj and finished her high school in 2019 from Changes (An English Medium School). After she discovered her writing urges on the Canadian app, Wattpad and British website, The Student Room; and translating thirsts from TED talks, she knew it would be totally apt to join BoNY to reach out to the greater audience of the Bengali diaspora.

Founder Of BoNY

Kamrul Khan


Kamrul Khan started BoNY as a passion project to highlight the entrepreneurial journeys of Bengali Street Vendors in New York. Since then, BoNY has grown in to so much more. Kamrul hosts the weekly BoNY Podcast and tries to keep up with everything else BoNY has going on.